Rebekah Eyles, PhD Student, Environmental (Public) Health, Zoology & Information Science
Title: "Environmental health research at the Catchment Scale:
Challenges in Data Integration and Analysis"
It has long been recognized that the environment plays a significant role in human health. Recent trends in environmental health theory have resulted in interdisciplinary approaches to research and presented challenges in data integration and analysis. In this talk I will present results from a case study in environmental health research at the scale of a river catchment. Specifically, my research focuses on spatial and temporal patterns of a common human pathogen, Campylobacter, in the Taieri River. The potential contribution of computer/information science tools to improving the integration and analysis of environment and health data will be highlighted.